[SpamCop-List] Re: Have I Been Targeted? (MTG RATES...)
a at all.addresses.on.cdrom.are.invalid.aaa
Wed Mar 10 22:33:41 EST 2004
> I think spammers who are dealing with literally millions of email addresses
> are not going to spend their time retaliating against one person who reports
> a spam. You probably would have gotten the increased spam anyway.
Most of them are trying to retaliate against the DNSbl operators.
There are now too many spamcop reporters to make it worth targeting any
one of them. Mostly if they can id the reporter, they will listwash.
> Better explanation; its all random, its all impersonal, and we are all
> targets. Bascally, I think that's how the spam universe operates.
I have run into one that sends "Investor Insights" that will
deliberately spam in response to a LART apparently just to prove that
they can still get their spam through.
If I miss an ID code in the spam, with in 72 hours I would get a binary
that appears to be a virus sent to the same address, from apparently a
phished or trial account.
Now the only reason to retaliate would be if the lart actually had an
effect. And I noticed that after the virus, the I.P. address used to
send the spam would shift, and their was usually a pause before that
e-mail address was spammed again.
wb8tyw at qsl.network
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